This collection contains digitized copies of thousands of pages of Estonian KGB files relating to secret police and intelligence activities, dissident and anti-Soviet activities, and repatriation and nationalism issues in Estonia. The collection will grow over the next several years; the English-language overall guide will be updated as new materials arrive.
These documents were selected from the records of the Eesti NSV Riikliku Julgeoleku Komitee (Committee of State Security of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic, ESSR KGB), 1920–91, held at the Eesti Riigiarhiiv in Tallinn, Estonia.
Detailed finding aids created by the Eesti Riigiarhiiv are available on this website. The finding aids include a list of each file's title in Russian (ERAF.134SM and ERAF.140SM) or Estonian (ERAF.129.SM and ERAF.132SM), inclusive dates, and number of pages. The introductory text is in English. The finding aids were compiled using data from the Eesti Riigiarhiiv's Arhiivi Infosüsteem.
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The material listed in the finding aids below may be available only in part, though additional material arrives regularly. For more information, please contact the Archives before you visit.
Estonian/Russian finding aids